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“Get it Done in Year One” for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

By Craig Smith
May 9, 2018

CHICAGO (May 6, 2010) – Parents will do anything to make their children smile, yet many are missing the preventive measures and specialized care needed to keep smiles healthy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recently sponsored a survey to see what moms knew about proper oral health care for their children. The survey ... read more


Caught in the Middle: Insurance Tips for the Sandwich Generation

By Craig Smith
November 3, 2017

It seems strange to place middle-aged adults in the same category as BLTs and PB&Js. But instead of two slices of bread, adults are finding themselves financially “sandwiched” between 2 generations: their children and aging parents. This dual responsibility isn’t new, but it’s now more costly than ever. On one end, parents are supporting their ... read more


After-School Snacks for Every Schedule

By Craig Smith
September 1, 2017

Back-to-school season signals sports, schedules, and one other important staple — snacks. If you hear, “I’m hungry!” the minute your child hops in the car, you’re in good company. It’s common for kids to have an appetite after school. School-aged children eat early in the day, oftentimes before noon. It’s no wonder they crave mid-afternoon munchies! ... read more


4 Ways to Nail School Picture Day

By Craig Smith
August 4, 2017

The school year is underway. Fresh haircuts and new clothes fill the halls. It must be that time again — picture day! Closed eyes, forced smile, squinty face — these are all familiar photography faux pas. Skip the smile skepticism! With minimal coaching and a pinch of parental prep, your child’s “say cheese” can be ... read more


Sipping, Snacking and Tooth Decay

By Craig Smith
May 5, 2017

Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: "You’d better eat that--it’s good for you!" There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: "Don’t eat that—it’ll rot your teeth!" Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce ... read more


Sippy Cups and Your Child’s Teeth

By Craig Smith
April 7, 2017

As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle tooth decay or nursing mouth syndrome) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, which all contain sugar. Tooth decay can ... read more


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